David Shuey

May 4, 2020

14 min read

I Voted for Biden But I Cannot Dismiss Tara Reade or the Obvious Hypocrisy

Part I: The Parallels to the Kavanaugh Hearing Leave a Stench

Vice President Joseph Biden’s words in September 2018.
It doesn’t have to be this two button choice. You can still #BelieveWomen and vote Biden.
Ouch! April 28, 2020 comic by Mat Bors.
TARA READE vs. CHRISTINA BLASEY FORD. CNN’s Jake Tapper and others view Reade’s story as more credible.

Here’s a Biden-Reade Sexual Assault Primer for Sunday, May 3, 2020

If Bill Clinton were running today for office today, he might inspire a campaign phrase akin to this: It’s the hypocrisy, stupid.

Julie Swetnick and Michael Avenatti teamed up with MSNBC to cast aspersons upon now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Joseph Biden spoke to MSNBC on Friday, May 1. Tara Reade spoke to the Associated Press Saturday, May 2.
Only 7% of journalists say they’re Republican. SOURCE: The Washington Post

Reade Has No Mainstream TV Offers Other Than Fox News

Reade has said openly she’s been waiting to speak on TV in a moderate format, presumably outside Fox News, but claims she hasn’t received any offers. She even told the same to the New York Times’ Ben Smith, who’s delivered fair-minded coverage and media criticism surrounding the controversy the Times’ own reporting. “I’ve been trying to just kind of wait to get someone in the middle,” Reade said in a phone interview with Smith. “I don’t want to be pigeonholed as a progressive, I don’t want to be pigeonholed as a Trump supporter.”

Jake Tapper tapper’s buffering video interview with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Poor connections are a hazard of Coronavirus social distancing. Tapper is known for his tough questions and being somewhat nonpartisan.

My Morning Facebook Post & Mini-Column

This post, like many of mine, is about double standards. Since I can’t find a non-conservative outlet this morning covering ongoing harassment attacks against Tara Reade, I present Exhibit H of Hypocrisy from this saga of Biden’s sexual assault allegation. Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s threats — and her side of the story — were constantly in the media.


Sometimes, one can’t help but share this with people who are certain that Tara Reade is lying.


I’m planning on writing more about these allegations, but my focus will mostly be on the self-interested double standards by partisans in politics and the media. The USA Today article by former Justice Department prosecutor Michael J. Stern below is a perfect case example, as indicated by the author’s #Resisting-all-things-Trump (his words, not mine) bias and slanted argument.

Scroll to April 3o-May 3 to see all the love shared of his obviously unbiased opinion: twitter.com/MichaelJStern1